Stefano Harney et Fred Moten – 9/02/2018

Pour la prochaine séance, vendredi 9 février, 15-17h,  s. 430, de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle site de Censier, nous proposons de lirons le livre de Stefano Harney et Fred Moten (Minor Composition, 2013) : The Undercommons, fugitive planning and black studies.

Pour entendre la présentation de Rémi Astruc: part 1 et part 2.

Ce livre a eu un grand retentissement en Amérique du Nord ces dernières années et a nourri en particulier les réflexions accompagnant les luttes sociales et anticapitalistes, comme le mouvement Occupy et plus récemment Black Lives Matter. Il fournit un certain nombre de concepts (undercommons, study, fugitive planning, the shipped, etc.) qu’il s’agira pour nous d’essayer de saisir et d’estimer ensuite l’utilité éventuelle de se les approprier.

Le texte en accès libre ici. Lire d’abord plus spécialement l’introduction, très claire, de Jack Habelstam, Puis, s’il faut choisir, les chapitres 2, 4, 5 et 6

Pour aller plus loin,

-vous pouvez écouter Stefano Harney sur le concept de « study ».

-Ou (plus long) une performance poétique de Fred Moten’s au MOMA: « Blackness and nonperformance ».

Stefano Harney is Professor of Strategic Management Education, Singapore Management University and co-founder of the School for Study, an ensemble teaching project. He employs autonomist and postcolonial theory in looking into issues associated with race, work, and social organization. Together with Tonika Sealy Thompson, he runs the curatorial project Ground Provisions. Recent books include: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (co-authored with Fred Moten, 2013), The Ends of Management (co-authored with Tim Edkins, 2013); and State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality (2002). Harney lives and works in Singapore and Barbados.

Fred Moten is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, where he teaches courses and conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics and literary theory. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition(University of Minnesota Press, 2003); Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2009); B. Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010); The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014), which was a poetry finalist for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the California Book Award for poetry;The Little Edges (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016), A Poetics of the Undercommons (Sputnik and Fizzle, 2016) and a three volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018).

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